I have been making these cookies for a long time! They are a household staple, meaning I always have them around! My husband LOVES to take them to the field before a game as a healthy filling snack. I love them because I can grab them whenever I am hungry or in a pinch and can’t make anything. Now I eat them to help with my breast milk production!
What makes these lactation cookies is the flax, oats, almond, anise, walnuts, and peanut butter. You can add/change any of the ingredients you wish to make these cookies suit you! You can also use a cup of oats if you do not have almond flour on hand.
2 ripe bananas
1 tbsp creamy peanut butter (not roasted is best without palm oil)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp flax meal (place in 2 tbsp of water and set to the side for 2 mins)–you can also use an egg
1/2 cup organic rolled oats
1/2 cup almond flour
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla/anise extract
1/4 cup chocolate chips (or as many as you want)
3/4 cup soaked (for at least an hour in water) and chopped walnuts
optional: protein powder, other dried fruits, chia seeds, cocoa nibs, coconut flakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place your bananas in a large bowl and smash with a fork. Add in the peanut butter, vanilla, coconut oil and flax meal. Mix well. You can also throw all the wet ingredients into a blender to mix. Next, add in the oats, almond flour, and baking powder. Once everything is incorporated well, add your walnuts and chocolate chips.
Something to keep in mind: you want your batter to be sticky and fall off your fork in clumps. Sometimes you might need to add more oats or flour depending on the size of your bananas.
Place in the oven on a greased cookie sheet, I use coconut oil, for 15 mins! Enjoy!!